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May 14, 2023, 5:45 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Developer logs: Apple tests an M3 with 12 CPU cores, 18 GPU cores, and 36GB of RAM; Meta pulls Messenger from Apple Watch and launches WhatsApp on WearOS  —  As Apple prepares to launch its next M2 Macs, the company is already ramping up testing of M3 chips.
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
Research finds that AI assistants may be able to influence users without them knowing, akin to humans swaying one another through collaboration and social norms  —  AI assistants may be able to change our views without our realizing it.  Says one expert: 'What's interesting here is the subtlety.'
More: Livemint and Google Scholar
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Matt Novak / Forbes:
Ahead of Turkey's May 14 presidential election, Twitter restricts access to some content “in response to legal process and to ensure Twitter remains available”  —  Twitter announced on Friday that it's blocking some content in Turkey ahead of Sunday's presidential election in the country.
Kristi Hines / Search Engine Journal:
OpenAI plans to roll out selective web browsing and 70+ third-party plugins over the next week to ChatGPT Plus users who have opted-in for beta testing  —  Uncover new possibilities with ChatGPT web browsing and plugins beta features.  Available to ChatGPT Plus users who opt-in for experimental features.
Fortesa Latifi / Washington Post:
A look at TikTok's #medicalmoms, where mothers of disabled and chronically ill kids share parenthood journeys, raising privacy, consent, and autonomy concerns  —  When Bella was born in 2013, she didn't leave the hospital for the first two years of her life because of a combination of a rare form …
Maysoon Khan / Associated Press:
New York's AG: three companies accused of falsifying millions of public comments to back the FCC's 2017 net neutrality repeal agreed to pay $615K in penalties  —  Three companies accused of falsifying millions of public comments to support the contentious 2017 federal repeal of net neutrality rules …
Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
A look at Forever Voices, which launched GPT-4-powered chatbot CarynAI, letting the fans of influencer Caryn Marjorie chat with her replica for $1 per minute  —  CarynAI is the first AI companion product from a new startup called Forever Voices, allowing users to chat with a digital version of the fastest growing Snapchat star
Avi Asher-Schapiro / Context:
A look at the rise of Fusus, controversial police tech that merges public and private cameras with predictive policing, used in 60+ US cities across 12+ states  —  The spread of Fusus, a police technology platform that merges public and private cameras with predictive policing and other surveillance tools …
Allison Johnson / The Verge:
Google barely mentioned the next Android version, Android 14, during the 2023 I/O keynote, as the company prioritizes continuous updates over annual OS upgrades  —  There was a chilly marine layer hanging in the air above the Shoreline Amphitheater, but the danceable beats thumped on in spite of it.
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